Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $3,500
Estimate $4,000 - $4,500

Torah novellae written and signed by noted Torah genius, Rabbi Azarya Figo [Piccio], author of Gidulei Teruma and the Binah L'Itim sermons.

Specifications: [1] leaf. 18x14 cm (including the professionally mounted paper completing the leaf).

Content: Small leaf with a nice elucidation and review of one massorah (the word "nachnu"), discussing the relationship and common denominator between these letters. 3 1/2 lines in his handwriting and with his signature.

Background: Rabbi Azarya Figo (Venice, 1579 - Rovigo 1647) was a disciple of the "Beer Sheva", and rabbi of Italian Torah scholars, Rabbi Shmuel Abuhav, author of Shu"t Devar Shmuel; and Rabbi Moshe Zacut - the Remez.
He was renowned for his prominent works, the Binah L'Itim sermons (Venice, 1653) and Gedulei HaTeruma (Venice, 1643) on the Sefer HaTerumot, which is widely accepted as its primary commentary. Rabbi Efraim Zalman Margoliot of Brodt, author of Beit Efraim, writes in his approbation to the Zolkiew edition of Sefer HaTerumot that he heard from his fathers that the Shach spent a lot of money to secure a copy of the Gedulei Teruma, and he mentions it many times in the Choshen Mishpat. (We've included a typed copy of the letter text.)

Condition: Very fine. Minimal aging stains.


Manuscripts and Glosses: Italian